What is TN

The TN is a temporary work visa status for citizens of Canada and Mexico established as part of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

How to Get TN

Scholar Services will gladly answer any questions that you may have about TN status however, all requests for TN status sponsorship must originate from the NYU hiring department at least 3-6 months prior to the desired appointment start date.

How to Stay Legal While in TN

These are the steps every TN scholar must follow in order to maintain legal status while in the United States:

Family Members

Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old of the principal TN employee can enter the U.S. in TD status.


All new scholars should register with Scholar Services upon arrival or approval of a change of status.